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Administrators

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Mrs. Guess 

Principal

University of Missouri – Kansas City

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Mr. Geoffrey Alderman

Assistant Principal

Email Mr. Alderman

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Mrs. Paula Threadgill

Assistant Principal

Kansas State University,
North Carolina State University
 
“I hope we teach you to never ever give up on your dreams!”
 

Email Mrs. Threadgill

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Instructional Coaches

Ms. Diana Smreka

Math and Science

MidAmerica Nazarene University; University of Alaska Anchorage; Baker University

“I hope that students grow academically, socially, and emotionally this year as teachers lead and guide them by example.”

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Mrs. Katie Davis

ELA and Social Studies

University of Kansas

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8th Grade Instructional Team

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Ms. Tyherah Sayles

ELA

Pittsburg State University

“I hope to make sure my students feel comfortable and welcomed in this strange, but hopeful during the time that we are in.”

Google Voice icon 913-428-9078

Email Ms. Sayles

 Welcome Video

 

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Ms. Arianne Fortune
 
ELA
 
University of Central Missouri; University of Kansas; University of Missouri – Kansas City 
 
“My hope is that we can all get back on track, stay healthy, and move forward!”
 
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Ms. Cassandra Pennington 

ELA 

 

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Mr. Ryan Schreiner

Math

Trine University; Dordt University 
 
“I hope students are able to safely enjoy school next year and be comfortable back in a school setting.”
 

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 Welcome Video

Mr. Cale Urban

Math

Washburn University

“I hope all of the Gloria Willis students end this year knowing how much our staff cares about them.”

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 Welcome Video

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Ms. Renee Roswurm

Math

Emporia State University

“My hope is that I can help you feel confident in math class.”

Google Voice icon 913-608-4252

 Welcome Video

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Science

Mr. James London

Science

 

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Ms. India Bennett

Social Studies

William Jewell College; Pittsburg State University

“My hope for my students this year is that they will learn and grow through the issues that our country is facing today.”

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 Welcome Video

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Mr. Bruce Dougherty

Social Studies

University of Kansas

“My hope is that we can meet in a classroom soon.”

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 Welcome Video

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Mrs. Anna Woltje

SLC Teacher

Kansas State University; KCKCC; UMKC; Pittsburg State University

“I hope my students will tackle challenges with a positive mindset, take ownership in what they do, and meet their personal & academic goals.”

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 Welcome Video

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Ms. Kristina Stricklin

SLC

Graceland University; Iowa

“My hope is that my students learn that they can accomplish any task they decide to conquer and that I am here to assist them any way I can with meeting their goals.”

Google Voice icon 913-428-9301

 Welcome Video

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Mrs. Marquita Lyman

Para Educator

Penn Valley Community College; University of Missouri – Kansas City 

“My hope for my students during the 2020-2021 school year is that they represent the best of themselves, respect themselves their peers, and others.”

Google Voice icon 913-000-0000

 Welcome Video

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7th Grade Instructional Team

Dr. Susan Jacobs

ELA

 

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Ms. Renieka Smith

ELA 

Fisk University (HBCU); University of Missouri Kansas City

“My hope for the school year is that it proves to be one of the best, most innovative, and productive years for all of us.”

Google Voice icon 913-390-3075

 Welcome Video

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Ms. Gabriela Juarez

ELA

University of Kansas

“I hope our students continue recognizing their unique strengths during this upcoming school year!”

Google Voice icon 913-274-9810

 Welcome Video

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Mr. Theron Sanders

Math

Grambling State University
 
“My hopes are to build trusting relationships with students, promote daily participation & different experiences, and for my students to ask a lot of questions, do the work, and commitment to each other!”
 

Google Voice icon 913-303-1617

 Welcome Video

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Mr. Kevin Moehring

Math

Pittsburg State University; Western Governors University

“I hope students make steps to being the best versions of themselves, and maybe learn a little math.”

Google Voice icon 913-283-4883

 

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Science

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Mr. Scott Macek

Science

Google Voice icon 913-000-0000

 Welcome Video

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Mr. Michael Arnone

Social Studies

Kansas State University

“I hope my students are excited to learn about the state they live in and the world around it!”

 

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Mr. Mark Murray

Social Studies

Pittsburg State University; University Missouri Kansas City; The University of Kansas
 
“I hope that all my students
are safe, healthy,  ready to come back to school and eager to learn.”
 

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 Welcome Video

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Ms. Cheryl Lynn

SLC

Washburn University; St. Mary University; Kansas City Kansas Community College
 
“I hope students have a safe school year and have positive expectations and results for their education and future.  Don’t  forget to have fun!”
 

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 Welcome Video

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Mr. Clarence Forshey

SLC Teacher 

Ottawa University; Kansas City Kansas Community College 
 
“I hope to see the students keep taking steps towards their academic goals this year.”

 

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Mr. Rudy Ramirez

ESL Instructional Aide

Google Voice icon 913-000-0000

 Welcome Video

6th Grade Instructional Team

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Ms. Noelle Cheney

ELA

The University of Kansas

“My hope for my students is that they continue to be awesome, smart, strong individuals and that they are all prepared for the next chapter in their lives.”

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 Welcome Video

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Ms. Brionna Cline

ELA

Google Voice icon 913-228-2804

 

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Ms. Jessica Parke

ELA

Pittsburg State University

“I hope that my students discover a love of learning and reading. I hope they discover what they are passionate about and chase after their goals.”

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Mrs. Amy Gao

Math

University of Kansas
 
“I hope to inspire students to rediscover their passion for learning.”

Google Voice icon 913-428-9416

 Welcome Video

 

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Mrs. Sharla Lewis

Math

University of Kansas

This year I hope to encourage students to reach their goals no matter the obstacles that are in the way.”

Google Voice icon 913-303-1910

 Welcome Video

 

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Ms. Amy Booth

Math

Wartburg College; Southwest Minnesota State 

“I hope our students build strong friendships, explore new subjects, and challenge themselves to excel as learners this year.”
 

Google Voice icon 913-303-1769

 Welcome Video

 

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Mr. Ted Potts

Science

Southwestern Michigan College; Western Michigan University

 

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 Welcome Video

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Ms. Catherine Scofield

Science

Pittsburg State University; Mid America Nazarene University

“My hopes for my students are: always remain curious, be active participants in their learning, understand that the journey is just as important as the end result, and above all be kind…”

 

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Ms. Amelia Neumuller

Social Studies

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Ms. Leticia Romsland 

Social Studies

Park University

“My hope is to create a safe and trusting environment while building motivation for lifelong learning.”

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Ms. Abbey Lax

SLC

Washburn University

“I hope that all of our students are ready for a great year.”

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 Welcome Video

 

Mrs. Mary Clapp

SLC

Kansas State University

“I hope for my students to be the change they wish to see in our world and believe in themselves.”

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Ms. Latoya Etier

Para Educator

Kansas City Kansas Community College; Emporia State University; Ottawa University
 
“My hopes for the students at GWMS is for great success throughout the school year strive to be the best each and everyday make good choices and be ready and eager to learn everyday.”
 
ELL Teacher

Mr. Phanh Vongphrachanh

ELL Teacher

Kansas State University; Saint Mary

“My hope for the students this year is for them to feel they belong and fit in to our classroom.”

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Encore Instructional Team

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Computer Applications

 

University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff (Bachelors in Computer Science), Grand Canyon University(Education Leadership) Pittsburgh State University ( Master in Education)

Ms. Rosette Scover

Computer Applications

University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff; Grand Canyon University; Pittsburgh State University

 

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Mrs. Angela Fiatte

Physical Education

KCKCC; UMKC; Pittsburgh State University

“I hope our students and teachers keep a positive, growth mindset. It’s going to take a village for us all to grow and achieve.”

 Welcome Video

 

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Mr. Trevor Gleason

Physical Education

Baker University; Emporia State University

“I hope that students are able to form positive relationships with their teachers and peers, and that GWMS is a place where they can feel loved and have fun.”

Google Voice icon 913-303-1972

 Welcome Video

 

Reading Intervention

 

 

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Mr. Jorge Perez

Vocal Music

University of Missouri Kansas City; KCKCC

“I hope that students are excited to learn again.” 

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Mr. Anthony Ramos

Spanish

 

Mr. Robert Bloomer

Instrumental Music

 

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Mr. Kale Van Leeuwen

Art

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SAILs Instructional Team

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Ms. Jae Tillman

Teacher

St. Mary’s University; The University of Kansas

“I hope to celebrate student growth.”

 

 Welcome Video

 

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Ms. Elizabeth Biron

SAILS 3 Teacher

Pittsburg State University 

Google Voice icon 913-283-5587

 

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Ms. Danielle Adams

Teacher

Friends University; Wichita State University
 
“I hope my students build lasting relationships that they remember, know GWMS is a safe place, and remember to always believe in themselves and reach for the stars. I will be there to encourage them every step of the way.”
 

Google Voice icon 913-283-5599

 

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Ms. Sherry McDonald

Teacher

 
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Ms. Andrea Janes

Adapted Physical Education

Pittsburg State University; University of Kansas

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Ms. Rachel Carter

Para Educator

 

Ms. Jaclyn Lloyd

Para Educator

 

Mr. Taylor Wallace

Para Educator

 

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Ms. Harriet Williams

Para Educator

 

Mrs. Antoinette Hawkins

Para Educator

 

Counselors

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Ms. Emily Garvey

8th & 6th (A-M) Grade Counselor 

Kansas State University

“I hope that the kids feel loved and supported, and for them to all have the best school experience that they possibly can.”

Google Voice icon 913-428-9049

 Welcome Video

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Ms. Jennifer Mullen

7th & 6th (N-Z) Grade Counselor

Emporia State
 
“I HOPE you are never afraid to take risks this year and NOT be afraid of failure.”
 

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Mr. Ben Mathews

Librarian

Google Voice icon 913-229-6536

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Support Staff

Ms. Shanta Bailey

Family & Community Engagement Specialist

 

 Welcome Video

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Ms. Maria Bello

Social Worker

Avila University; University of Kansas

“I hope everyone gets the opportunity to feel like they are a part of the Gloria Willis Family.” 

 Welcome Video

 

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Ms. Camiece Bivens

Dean of Students

University of Missouri – Kansas City; Northwestern Missouri State University

“My hope for this school year is to create a positive learning environment where all students at GWMS will feel safe to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.”
 
 
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Ms. Keila Jackson-Anderson

Social Worker

University of Central Missouri; The University of Kansas

“My hope for the students at GWMS this year is that they are mentally healthy and have the tools and support needed to accomplish the goals set for a great year.”

 

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Mrs. Marsha Lenheim

Library Aide

Kansas State Teachers College; Emporia State

“I hope that this school year is a safe and exciting new beginning for Gloria Willis Middle School.”

 

 Welcome Video

Ms. Carmen Lopez

Treasurer

 

Mrs. Toni Hatchett

MTSS Coordinator

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Principal's Secretary
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Mrs. Vicki Peerson

Principal’s Secretary

Kansas City Kansas Community College

“My hope for our students is that they are safe and healthy in the coming year.”

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Ms. Yissel Perez

Attendance Secretary/Registrar

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Recovery Room Monitor

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Ms. Cindi Thomas

Diploma+ Liaison 

Google Voice icon 913-297-9403

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Ms. Ebony Tolbert

ISS Monitor

Metropolitan Community College; Penn Valley
 
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Mrs. Vanessa Eberra

Secretary

University of Kansas; Modesto Junior College; KCKCC

“My hope for every student is that they understand that receiving an education can be a powerful tool to accomplish one’s desires, hopes, and dreams.”

 Welcome Video

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Mr. Clayton Wells

Steps II Success- STS/ASP

Emporia State University

“My hope for the school year  is to help foster positive growth in all our students and staff.”

Google Voice icon 913-000-0000